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FIG2SXD(1)		    General Commands Manual		    FIG2SXD(1)

NAME
       fig2sxd - utility to convert .fig to .sxd

SYNOPSIS
       fig2sxd [-w] [-l(ine)w(idth)1 l]	[-stylebase s] figfile sxdfile

DESCRIPTION
       The  program  tries to convert the given	file in	xfig format into a sxd
       file for	OpenOffice.org Draw. If	figfile	ends with .fig	or  .xfig  and
       sxdfile	is  omitted, the output	file will be named like	figfile	ending
       with .sxd instead of .(x)fig.  Using - for figfile  makes  the  program
       read from stdin so that it is possible to use

	      pstoedit -f fig file.ps -	| fig2sxd - file.sxd

       to convert ps files. (For files with many objects you might want	to use
       something like

	      pstoedit	-f  'fig:-startdepth  9999'  file.ps  -	 |  fig2sxd  -
	      file.sxd

       to  get	more  layers; the output of pstoedit then is no	longer a valid
       xfig file, but it makes the z ordering of the objects in	OpenOffice.org
       Draw stay correct.) Using - for sxdfile makes the program write to std-
       out. With the -linewidth1 (or -lw1) option, the	width  of  lines  with
       thickness  1  in	xfig can be set, unit is 1 cm. Using 0 here gives fine
       lines. Example:

	      pstoedit -f 'fig:-startdepth 9999' file.ps - | fig2sxd -lw1 0  -
	      file.sxd

       With  the  -w option, out-of-specification values are only warnings but
       will be sanitized.  With	the -stylebase option, the prefix of the  gen-
       erated  style  names  can  be changed.  This might be useful to prevent
       mixing styles from several converted figures that  are  joined  in  one
       OpenOffice.org  document.  The  argument	 to -stylebase must consist of
       4..255 alphanumeric characters.

DEFICIENCIES
       Not all of the .fig objects are converted correctly: splines look quite
       similar,	but are	not exactly the	same; text placement might be a	little
       bit wrong, especially for very small font sizes;	hatches	look different
       in  many	 cases;	 hollow	arrows are not supported and replaced by their
       filled counterparts. There are various other things that	could  be  im-
       proved.

       It  looks  like	OpenOffice.org cannot read xml attribute values	longer
       than 64kB as they might appear for very long polygons/-lines.  For  un-
       filled  polylines,  fig2sxd therefore creates several smaller polylines
       of 500 points each and groups them  together.  Splitting	 an  arbitrary
       filled polygon is not trivial and not implemented.

SEE ALSO
       pstoedit(1), xfig(1) and	http://fig2sxd.sourceforge.net/	(for updates).

AUTHOR
       Program	 and   manual	page   were   written	by   Alexander	Burger
       <acfb@users.sourceforge.net>.

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